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Ever wonder what's going on with your former classmates? Welcome to Class Notes online where you can stay abreast of the latest professional activities and other important milestones in your classmates' lives. Visit often, as we are frequently updating the site, with information compiled from alumni, including news published in local and national media.

Steven M. Berlin, formerly with Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP, joined the New York office of Gordon & Rees LLP, as a partner in the firm's Employment Practice. Berlin represents clients in restrictive covenants; executive compensation; wrongful discharge; sexual harassment; and age, disability, gender, sexual orientation and racial discrimination claims. (9/9/2014)

Carol Buell, a founding partner of Weiss Buell & Bell, was awarded a 2014 Leading Practitioner Award by the National LGBT Bar Association at the Lavender Law Conference in August 2014. The award recognizes attorneys for improving the lives of the members of the LGBT community through outstanding legal work. Buell practices in the areas of residential real estate and estate planning. She also has a special expertise representing non-traditional families in domestic partnership, second parent adoption, and other family law matters. (9/9/2014)

Jeffrey Cohen has joined the Denver, CO office of Fox Rothschild LLP as a partner. Cohen represents clients in complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy reorganization, and municipal bond defaults and insolvency. He was previously a partner with Ballard Spahr. (10/16/2014)

Astrid Garcia was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources at Lee Enterprises, Inc. Headquartered in Davenport, IA, the company is a leading provider of local news and information with 46 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 22 states. Garcia joined Lee at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 2006 where she most recently served as vice president of human resources, labor and operations. She has also held top leadership positions in human resources and operations at the former Knight Ridder Inc., serving at The Miami Herald, St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and the San Jose Mercury News. (1/7/2014)

Susan E. Wells co-founded a law firm, Wells & Gerstman, in Phoenix, AZ. Wells focuses her practice in the area of corporate and business law, including contracts, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, leases, regulatory compliance, choice of business entity, corporate governance and day-to-day operations. (9/9/2014)

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